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Sykes Cottages Review – Redwood Broadstairs

We have had some amazing opportunities to travel around England. As a family we always pick to travel west of where we live as I like to think we are exploring the country we live in. Recently we decided to change our habit and Sykes Cottages took us along the east coast of Kent to a beautiful cottage in Broadstairs …

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Babyzen YOYO+ Stroller Review

I have had my fair share of pushchairs in my eight years of parenting. But the Babyzen YOYO+ Stroller has literally blown my mind. It arrived to our door in a really small box compared to usual pushchairs that I wasn’t sure it actually was what it was. We chose the white frame with the pink colour pack for our …

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The Belfry Hotel & Resort Review

For our second night in Birmingham and following our visit to Cadbury World, we headed further North to Sutton Coldfield. The Belfry Hotel & Resort is award winning and set in over 500 acres of countryside. I was pretty excited about this hotel visit as my Grandad had told me that he had stayed there over 40 years ago! As we entered …

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Siblings 2017 – March

We’ve finally been busier this month and with the weather warming up on the most part, I’ve had an enjoyable month. The girls are getting more opportunities to bond with each other which is always welcome. We’ve had a few travel opportunities too. I’ve picked some of my favourite photos for this month. P1 is loving starting her new taekwon-do …

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We Lost Our February To A Chest Infection

I say it a lot but I really hate winter and cooler weather. It brings with it all the brilliant germs that seem to hang around for a while. In fact this time we lost an entire month to the nasty buggers. It started at the very end of January which feels like a life time ago now. P1 began …

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Special Needs Diary #12 – Occupational Therapist Assessment

I’m not really scared of hospitals or medical appointments anymore. I don’t think you really can be when you’ve spent the good part of the past eight years visiting various hospital regularly with your first born. We have to visit a medical professional very few months I’d say for many different reasons. It gets a little confusing when you have …

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Go Ape Tree Top Junior Adventure – When Things Don’t Go To Plan

My middle daughter who has just turned four is a little dare devil. We realised this during a trip to Paultons Park last year. She wanted to go on all of the rides and she did, including the rather scary big ones more than once. She was fearless. Then whilst at Universal Orlando Resort P2 begged us to go on …

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Siblings 2017 – February

I’ve felt like the month has flown by and it’s absurd that we are already in February. February is a big month for us. P2 turned four years old, my stepdad is giving my mum one of his kidneys and the girls are starting new groups, activities and having play dates again. I’m writing our Siblings post with only a …

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Project Mc2 Dolls Review

My girls are gradually steering away from the Peppa Pig episodes and moving onto more grown up programmes. We actually never watch live television and rely solely on our Netflix subscription and YouTube to keep the girls entertained. I’ve started to introduce them to more programmes that are less animated and much more life like. One of the Ines I’m …

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Tackling Head Lice & Nits With Kit & Coco

During my own school years I was plagued by head lice. I remember many hours sitting in the bathroom with my mum combing through my head. I’d cry and I think she cried inside too. I also remember in primary school an idicent when I flicked my hair out of my eyes to find a head louse fall onto the …

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Letter To My Princess 2 – 4 Years

To my Princess 2, I have no idea where the last four years have gone and it feels absolutely absurd to think about you starting Primary School in just a few months time. You have this amazingly confident, strong willed personality which I’m struggling to get my head around if I’m honest. I think we clash a bit too much …

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Experiencing A Clingy Toddler

I should have known right from the very beginning that this girl was going to be trouble. She was trouble, right from the moment she left the safety of my womb and nothing has eased since. P3 is a very unusual character and she’s been an interesting one to get to know.  P3 has a personality only to be described …

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Yeti In My Spaghetti Game Review

I have a soft spot for both books and board games. It’s always really hard to find a perfect game that we can all play together that holds the attention of my girls for long enough so I was quite excited when University Games got in touch to ask me if I’d like to give Yeti In My Spaghetti a go.  …

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Finding The Perfect Lunchbox Snack For My Fussy Eater With Soreen

When I was at school my break time snack consisted of a packet of crisps and a chocolate bar. Fast forward a few years and apparently a pack of crisps and a chocolate bar is not acceptable. P1s school is pretty strict when it comes to the snacks they are allowed. I remember running out of apples and passing a …

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Kidney Disease & My Family

Growing up I was extremely close to my Grandparents. I spent a lot of time with them whilst my Mum and (ex) step dad worked hard for my brother and me. I remember times when we’d walk up to town with my grandparents and my Nan would have to stop and catch her breath frequently. She would also feel the …

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